The Republican Party is expanding its Hispanic outreach in the Southwest, hoping to capitalize on the popularity of its two Hispanic governors in the region and win back a part of the country that has been trending Democratic.
The Western Governors’ Association has selected Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval as its new chairman.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency promoted proposed clean power plant rules to Western governors Tuesday.
President Barack Obama on Monday encouraged a group of governors to support a plan to pay for wildfire suppression, and the proposal got a positive reception from the 10 leaders gathered for an annual summit.
Ten Western governors are meeting this week in Colorado Springs to discuss issues including the drought and the environment.
Leaders from around the West convened a two-day meeting on Wednesday in Las Vegas to discuss land use, wildfires and environmental conservation.
Jonathan Blunk had high hopes for the future. The 2004 graduate of Reno’s Hug High School wanted to become a Navy SEAL.